This long weekend, my roommate (my husband, btw) and I decided to have a road trip with Baby Charley. This was not her first, and definitely not her last. Come Friday, we still had zero idea where to go, but we had listed two of our non-negotiables:
1) It should be at the South where we haven't been before
2) It should be baby-friendly since this trip was for Baby Charley
"How about in Nuvali?"
Soon, it was decided that we would go to Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. Using his Waze app in his iphone, we drove to Laguna despite the heavy rain in Batangas. We had fun going there since we're totally clueless how to get to Nuvali, so we just trusted the app for directions.
It was also a good break for Baby Charley (and for us, too) to get away from the city and breathe in fresh air. In fact, she was so amazed looking at the trees, the rice fields, and to see fewer cars for a change.
When we got there, thank you Waze(!), we headed to the park right away. Baby Charley enjoyed practicing her walk beside the man-made lake, and it was such a joy to see kois where we were.
|It was hot, but we didn't care!|
|Something green for a change|
We also rode a boat to take us for a 3 minute tour around the lake. Baby Charley enjoyed looking at the fountains, the bridge, and some birds on the tour. Although it was pretty hot in Laguna that day, she still enjoyed the boat ride because it was a little windy and the air was really fresh!
|our boat ride|
|Charley enjoying the ride|
We then had our late lunch in Crisostomo that served Filipino cuisine. Our family is a huge fan of Filipino food, so we ordered Baby Charley's favorite Sinigang Gomez (pork sinigang) and tried Kinamatisang Pork Chop (Pork chop slices cooked in sweet native tomatoes served with itlog na maalat). The sinigang was heaven and the pork chop was just as amazing! For desert, we had Olimpia, which was fresh mangoes with cream pie and it was just perfect for the day. We couldn't get our taste buds off Crisostomo, so we took home more of their offered delicacies.
|Getting ready to order|
|Kinamatisang Pork Chop|
|More delicacies for take home!|
|by the park|
|Tired from our road trip|